Holly Academy News & Views

March 11, 2022

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Michigan Leadership Institute and our Board of Directors have selected the candidates that will interview for our Director/Superintendent position. Interviews take place at the public Board meetings occurring next week. Two interviews are scheduled for Monday evening, two for Tuesday evening, and one for Wednesday evening, all beginning at 5:30 pm. To be courteous to our candidates no late public attendees will be allowed into the media center. Public audience members will be given a form to fill out during each interview to give feedback to the Board. Interviews will take place in the media center. Our own Mrs. Kovatch is interviewing on Monday evening - we wish her the best in her quest to lead Holly Academy in the coming years! This is such a bittersweet process for me; however, I'm excited to see what the future holds for our Husky family! It's great to be a Husky!

Annual Education Report

Our Annual Education Report for the 2020-2021 school year can be found on our website. If you desire a hard copy, they are available in the office. We are so proud of our academic performance last year. Even in a pandemic, our Huskies outperformed the national norm! Dare to be remarkable!

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March is Reading Month

Thank you to all students who participated in our commercial video and poster contests. I am so proud of all who entered, as it was amazing to see the incredible creativity of our Huskies and their families. The decision-making process for our winners sure was a challenge, as all of our entries were shining stars. Those that came out on top were the following:

  • Poster Winners (see pictures below)

    • Hayden Sornson - 2nd grade

    • Bekah Berry - 4th grade

    • Luke Moran-Schroeder - 7th grade

    • Ela Knight - 8th grade

  • Commercial Winner

    • Elise Sumner- Y 5’s

Honorable mentions for their commercial entries also goes to the following:

  • Roman Slack - 1st grade

  • Marley Hohner - 2nd grade

  • Addison Palarchio - 3rd grade

  • Shanice Francis - 3rd grade

To see the commercials, first hand, please check out our website as they will be released throughout the month of March. Again, great job to everyone who went above and beyond to show their ‘out of this world’ talent!


Excellent job to our 5th graders in their debate about the pros and cons of coal usage. I was able to be a part of this lesson by serving in the role of “energy conservation officer.” It was my job to make a well-informed decision if I would utilize coal for my power plant. Both sides did an amazing job on their research and persuasive techniques. What a creative and fun way to implement the curriculum!

Global Focus

In support of the third grade global focus, Mrs. Mison’s class Zoomed with students from Greenland to discover the similarities and differences between our cultures.

Don’t forget - keep reading at least 20 minutes every night!

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Free Tutoring at the Library

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2021-22 Yearbooks for Sale

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Sara French is this week's winner of the newsletter raffle! It pays to read the newsletter!
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Healthy Huskies

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Oakland County School Quarantine Guidelines

OCHD Covid Guidance

Please remember if anyone in your household is getting a COVID test, any members in the home need to be excluded from school.
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HA5K and Fun Run - June 4th, 2022!

HAEF is looking for someone to be the new coordinator of the Fun Run Committee.

The volunteer will:

  • Map, coordinate, and execute the Fun Run
    • coordinate meetings and/or work with individuals directly
    • recruit others to help
  • Map the Fun Run course
  • Determine and acquire required materials (some already exist)
  • Paint the racecourse (race day morning)
  • Set up tents and other hardware for a fun run

A previous coordinator/mentor will be on hand to assist in learning the process. If interested please contact Laura Petrauskas lpetrauskas@comcast.net

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Girls Basketball

March 15th

JV Maroon away vs SOTL - 5:00pm

JV White away vs West Highland - 5:00pm

Varsity Maroon away vs SOTL 6:00pm

March 16th

JV Maroon vs JV White at home - 5:00pm

Varsity Maroon vs Varsity White at home - 6:00pm

March 17th

JV White away vs CSA - 5:00pm

Varsity White away vs CSA - 6:00pm

March 18th

JV tournament from 4:30-8:30pm at Cornerstone

March 19th

JV tournament from 8:00am-3:00pm at Cornerstone

Varsity tournament from 8:00am-5:00pm at SOTL

Cross Country Sign Up

It is time to sign up for Cross Country! Running is a great life-long sport that our students can enjoy individually and as part of a team. Please go to www.hollyacademy.org/sports/ to fill out the form. Generally, our practices begin when we return from spring break, so don't delay, please sign up today!

Please contact Jose Melero via email, melerojose@hollyacademy.org, if you have any questions.

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Someone Special Dance

Special Thanks

The Holly Academy PTO would like to thank Laura Barber for the countless hours she put into planning the Someone Special Dance. GREAT JOB!! Thank you to the Jones family and the Freedom Center for the use of their facility for the dance!

Thank you to all of our business donors, Holly Academy family donors, and volunteers for making the Someone Special Dance memories possible! We couldn’t have offered the event without you!!

Business Donors:

Freedom Center

Great Lakes Ace

HSP Imaging

Kerton True Value & Lumber

O’Reilly’s Auto Parts

Sharky’s Sports Bar

Parent and Staff Volunteers:

Alisha Rotolo

Amber Fracassi

Chelsea Horne

Connie Reiter

Courtney Baugh

Danielle Mison

Devonne Marconnit

Faye Jones

Jamie Philips

Jeanne Cupp

Jenn Schneider

Jessica Allen

Julie MacKay

Karly Kildee

Lauren Smith

Maggy Russell

Meghan O'Connell

Rachele Lawrence

Sara Carleton

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  • March 13 - Daylight Savings Time begins
  • March 14 - Pi day
  • March 16 - NJHS Induction at 6:00pm in the auditorium
  • March 17 - Happy St. Patrick's day - wear green to dress down
  • March 18 - AR dress down day, $1.00
  • March 20 - Spring begins
  • March 21 - Spanish Drama production of "El Mago de Oz" at 10:00am, 2:00pm, & 7:00pm
  • March 23 - Board of Directors meeting at 5:30pm
  • March 25 - April 3 - Spring break - no school
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